Brands We Carry:
At Kona, we’re all about the freedom and empowerment of the bicycle. We have been since 1988. We still have the same founding owners. We’re still populated by a staff of keen, active, impassioned cyclists. We’re not big, nor are we that small. Just a dedicated group of cyclists making bicycles for people who love bikes-no matter if that love is new or long established.
All the marketing hype in the world won’t make a poorly designed bike handle well. Likewise, all the 3-D modeling software and metalworking technology in the world won’t amount to much unless the people directing it are serious about building truly great bicycles.
Call us misguided, but at Santa Cruz Bicycles we believe that to build a good bike, you have to first really love riding bikes. That’s an asset we have in spades here. Our engineers are mighty good at working Pro/E, but they are riders first and foremost. Our builders can rail dirt better than most. Our painter can catch more air than you can. Our sales office is filled with bikes that get ridden every day. From the people packing bikes into boxes to the owner of the company, our main obsession and our common bond is riding.
Ranging from our sophisticated VPP downhill weaponry to the Spartan simplicity of our new cyclocross frame, the bikes in this catalog are the bikes that we ride. They reflect our passion for riding, and they stand as a testament to our ongoing desire to make our rides better. We’re damn proud of them, and we hope you like riding them as much as we do.
Ahhh…we are located in Bloomington, Minnesota. Minnesota? You sound like you should be a California company? Well, we once were a California company but when the original owner sold, Salsa was moved to Minnesota. We dream up all our future products, and design and engineer them, here. Manufacturing of our products happens in a handful of countries, including the United States. Bloomington is a suburb of Minneapolis, but we find it much more understandable if we just say we are from Minneapolis, Minnesota…a fine city by the way.
People always ask why we started Transition Bikes. The obvious reason is we love bikes, but there is much more to it. When we started this project almost 10 years ago, we first and foremost wanted to create a company that riders could relate to. A company that was not only accessible to their customers but valued more than anything. We love running into Transition customers on the trails, road triping to ride with our dealers and being involved in the industry from a rider standpoint. It is musch more than a job to us, it is a way of life that continually pushes us to ride harder, develop better products and focus on things that really matter to riders.
The 29” wheeled bike isn’t just a token in our line-up. It is our one and only love, our heart and soul out there on the trail.
It’s 100% commitment to a wheel size we believe in, to impeccable designs & exquisite ride quality. It’s a dedication we want to share with you on every ride.
At Niner we are excited about the buzz – The good feelings we get when we sell products that we love to people that love our products. Being a part of the Niner community doesn’t start at the cash register and doesn’t end when you walk out the bike shop door.
On the trail, the Niner community is diverse and friendly. Whether you are on your local singletrack or in the middle of an epic journey, don’t be surprised to receive a ton of comments, questions and smiles – Niner bikes tend to generate conversations. Off the trail, you can count on Niner for great customer service. Once you’ve found the bike of your dreams, we back it with a solid warranty and a wealth of information to improve your experience and make you feel at home.
A long time ago, 1981 to be exact, the first Ibis bicycle was constructed in a funky little workshop up in Mendocino California. The short of it is that someone saw this first bike and asked, “can you build me one?” I said yes. One thing led to another. And for 30 years (give or take), the motley crew called Ibis built some of the finest, most innovative bicycles on the planet. It started with me as a one-man show doing everything, and wound up an internationally respected company of many. We built road bikes, mountain bikes, cross bikes, tandems, rigid, suspended, titanium, aluminum, steel and carbon. We did a bit of everything. And one thing we always did was to build bikes we wanted to ride.